Although Porsche is mostly known for its sports cars, the constantly growing popularity of SUVs makes it a category that cannot be ignored by automobile manufacturers. No need to worry: Porsche vehicles stand tall and proud in the SUV category as well!
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Which 2023 Porsche SUV models are available?
For the time being, there are two Porsche SUVs available on the market. The first is the Macan, a compact and more affordable vehicle. The second is the Cayenne, which is larger, and belongs to the midsize SUV segment.
A third model with three rows of seats is apparently in the works, although nothing official has been revealed yet by Porsche Canada.
Porsche hybrid SUVs
The Porsche Cayenne offers two hybrid trims: the E-Hybrid and the Turbo S E-Hybrid. Both come with a 17.9 kWh battery that provides them with impressive power and performance, while also lowering fuel consumption.
The first offers a combined output of 455 horsepower for 516 lb-ft. of maximum torque, while the second boosts these numbers up to 670 horsepower and 664 lb-ft.! Test drives were completed and do confirm how the combustion engine and the electric motor work efficiently together to offer an outstanding driving experience while still remaining eco-friendly.
For the time being, the Cayenne is the only hybrid Porsche SUV offered. The green movement is well under way with the German manufacturer, which means that we can expect things to evolve quickly in this aspect.
The Porsche Macan
Smaller and a bit more fuel efficient, the Porsche Macan is the perfect option for those looking for high levels of luxury and performance, but at a more reasonable price. This model hit the market back in 2015 and has everything to please!
It offers three different levels of performance depending on your desires and needs:
• A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 261 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of maximum torque
• A 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 375 horsepower and 383 lb-ft. of maximum torque
• A new GTS variant with 434 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque (2.9-liter V6)
This last powertrain can perform the 0-100 km/hr sprint in as little as 4.3 seconds when the Sport+ mode is activated.
All powertrains are equipped with the excellent dual-clutch PDK transmission. Moreover, critics agree on the surprising off-road capabilities it delivers on top of the outstanding performance on track and on the road. This SUV can really do it all!
Moreover, the interior offers all the luxurious things we have come to expect from a Porsche vehicle, with features that are similar to other models from the same category. This means that you can expect a sporty driving experience while enjoying the highest levels of luxury and comfort!
The Porsche Cayenne
The Cayenne quickly made its way to the top of the sales list for the brand, and it’s quite understandable. It’s a very spacious SUV, and it offers a constantly growing array of trim levels, versions, and options. The Cayenne range even features a coupe version for those looking for a sportier exterior styling. It is also highly customizable to your preferences!
On top of the two abovementioned hybrid trim levels, three powertrains are on the menu. The V8, which is also the combustion engine found on the S hybrid, is also the unit in charge of powering the GT version. This trim is the cream of the crop in the cayenne range. This powertrain delivers up to 631 horsepower and 626 lb-ft. of maximum torque in this variant.
In the middle range, the Macan’s GTS engine is the one powering the S trim level of the Cayenne as well. As for the 3.0-liter V6, it is the entry-level engine. Nonetheless, it still delivers 335 horsepower, in true Porsche fashion.
On top of the sporty performance it delivers, the Porsche SUV boasts a uniquely dynamic design. Inside, the cockpit features the perfect number of commands to offer you a unique experience every time you take the wheel.
The Cayenne does not only provide you with an outstanding feeling and remarkable agility when behind the wheel, but also an undeniably exciting driving experience, by adding –amongst other things- a manual mode to the automatic transmission.
Can we declare Porsche SUVs to be amongst the best?
When it comes to performance, sportiness and luxury, we can definitely say that Porsche SUVs are at the top of their category. Moreover, automobile experts like those from the Car Guide, place the Cayenne amongst the best midsize luxury SUVs.
They are SUVs that have been thoroughly developed in order to offer a combination of the qualities and features found aboard both SUVs and sports cars. In fact, the towing capacity and the higher ground clearance are part of their strengths, without compromising on maneuverability. They are most of all outstanding sports utility vehicles that really deliver a smooth and seamless driving experience.
Generally speaking, the only disadvantage that takes them away from first place at the top of the list, is the price for high-end trim levels and options.
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